Beijing Design Forum: Contemporary Asia: Global View


img_9248We partnered with the highly acclaimed ELLE DECORATION (ELLEDECO) as a media partner for our Beijing Asia Pacific Design Forum that we ran during the annual Beijing Design Week  (BJDW). Leon Sun, editor in chief of ELLE DECO led through the afternoon and moderated the panel discussion.

The forum was completely booked out in advance and ELLE DECO agreed to live stream the event on their microblog @ELLEDECO. We will post a recording later.

Our speakers Tony Chi, Joe Cheng and Patrick Leung shared their experiences and thoughts about the topic “Contemporary Asia: Global view” individually and on the panel where the speakers were also joined by Larry Yuen, group president of Kohler Company Kitchen & Bath.


All of the panelists were extremely well placed for this topic as they are not only acclaimed designers and businessmen, but also perfectly represent the design community from an Eastern point of view. Together they explored how Eastern culture influences contemporary life, integrates the local culture while opens up to a global perspective.

img_9244Tony Chi (Chinese name: Ji Yutang) is an internationally known Taiwanese designer who immigrated to the US at a young age. He has designed and built hundreds of projects worldwide and is widely known in the design community. Recently he and his team completed Spoon in Hong Kong, a 1-Michelin star restaurant in the Intercontinental hotel, the W Hotel Kitchen in Seoul, South Korea, and the Intercontinental hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.


img_9245Joe Cheng is an interior designer and the chairman of Asiatime International Construction Co. Ltd. as well as the founder and CEO of Cheng Chung Design (CCD). The CCD is known for its philosophy of “Eastern flavor in Western style” that achieved more than 27 internationally recognized design awards. Recent projects include the Shenzhen Marriott hotel, the Intercontinental hotel in Beijing and Diaoyutai hotel in Hangzhou.


img_9246Patrick Leung (Chinese Name: Liang Jinghua) is a designer from Hong Kong. He founded P A L DesignGroup with branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen and is their chief designer. The firm is known for its pursuit of creativity and eternity in interior design. Patrick also likes to emphasize the essence of both Eastern and Western culture in spatial design and integrating art.


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